Close finish at sea swim

| 15/01/2019
CNS Local Life

Richard Hew of CUC with a group of young swimmers at the event

(CNS Local Life): The 30th annual CUC 800m Sea Swim took place Saturday, 12 January with 125 swimmers participating in the loop course which started and ended at Governor’s Beach. Overall first, second and third place winners finished within seconds of each other providing an exciting finish for the crowds, stated a Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association (CIASA) press release.

Finishing first, second and third overall were Alex Dakers in 8:53, Liam Henry in 8:55 and Jake Bailey in 8:57. The top three female finishers were Elana Sinclair in 9:05, Raya Embury-Brown in 9:08 and Jillian Crooks in 9:24.

Duke Sullivan, CIASA race director said of the event, “The CUC swim is a great way to start your new year’s resolutions for keeping active in 2019,” as he thanked CUC and all the swimmers who took part.

The event also includes an option, for children aged 12 and under to participate in a 400m sea swim, by completing half the course. The top three in each category received a trophy and all participants took home a goodie bag from CUC, which included a T-shirt, swim cap, baseball cap, swim towel and swim bag.

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Category: Sports, Swimming

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